Archives for May 2012

I Attempted To Explain Eurovision To American Friends…

The sequins, fireworks, girls in short pants, guys in matching white suits and a song that doesn't make sense.Choreography by Eminem-meets-Rihanna in a Italian nightclub with a three-cellist backing band and a woman trapped in a white piano.Australians having parties in the theme of a randomly-assigned country - resulting in the best drinking game ever.The unmitigated horror of tunes that are deftly dissected by Milton Mermikides in a post called "Deux Points! How To Write The Perfectly Av … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Isaac’s Live Lip-Dub Proposal

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Opening to the World Skeptics Congress – #6WSC12

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Little Kitten – Happy Towel Day!

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James Randi At The World Skeptics Congress #6WSC12

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Now Out – Global Atheist Convention Audio/Video Of Hirsi Ali, Grayling And Dennett

Head over to the ABC website where you can get them all:Daniel Dennett on How to Tell if You're an Atheist - Philosopher Daniel Dennett was one of the stars of the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne and gave a brilliant and whimsical talk on defining the atheist. He is the uber-philospher of the mind and a great provocateur, though he was speaking to 4000 non believers at this convention.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: A Secular Spring or an Islamist Winter? -  Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a human rights activist … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Chima – Morgen

Some of the music here. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Shaun Micallef Wreaks Havoc On Breakfast

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Thank You, World Skeptics Congress, Berlin! #6WSC12

It's all over! I'll have a very tiny podcast episode out soonish, which is just a mixture of interviews and fun from the event. Thank you again, all the organisers, behind-the-scenes crew, fellow presenters and the fabulous people in the audience and all the support you gave. It really made the event unmissable and unbeatable.Simon Perry on Fishbarrel:Ray Hyman, James Randi and Massimo Polidoro:The wonderful Josie, who has been a gem (and not just because that's her field!):If you want … [Read more...]

James Randi At The World Skeptics Congress And Women, Media And Science #6WSC12

It's a Sunday morning and everyone is on the edge of their seats, to hear Massimo Polidoro interview James Randi. We're hearing stories about the Alpha Kids, Philippine faith-healers, Peter Popoff, how his asteroid is larger than Arthur C. Clarke's (although more recently named - thanks for the correction, Rolak!), the intersection of science and magic......and how a matchbox didn't fool him:New podcast episode out at the Token Skeptic, one that I conducted a while back - Episode One Hun … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Dog Vs Leaves

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